She's putting it all on the table
Everyone has their opinions when it comes to Farrah Abraham. She has a huge following in the Teen Mom community of fans who are proud of her owning her choices and her lifestyle… but she also has an equal amount of haters for everything from her work in adult entertainment to her explosive on-screen persona. Still, there are some things it’s hard to fault Farrah for no matter how much you dislike her.
It’s hard to understand Farrah if you don’t know everything she went through in the early seasons of Teen Mom. Now, she’s opening up about her history of grieving, therapy, and medication — and showing a side of her that most fans have never seen before.
Teen Mom OG’s seventh season is officially underway, which means a whole lot of Farrah… and a whole lot of drama! Considering that she’s currently in a massive feud with MTV executives over her “fake firing” scandal, we’re definitely in for a huge serving of drama this time around.
It turns out that there’s more to Farrah than just breakups, cam shows, and family drama. In fact, there’s more to her than many newer fans realize. While Farrah was still pregnant with Sophia, her child’s father Derek Underwood was tragically killed in a car accident on Dec. 28, 2008 — just months before their child was born. Needless to say, it has been extremely difficult for Farrah to cope with the devastating loss of her childhood love, and it’s a loss that she’s struggled with ever since.
Now, she’s explaining just how she managed to get through it.
In an interview with MTV, Farrah opened up about how big of a role therapy and medication played in her ability to properly grieve the loss of her child’s father.
“When I look back, I am always so thankful that I started to do therapy for grieving the loss of Sophia’s father, Derek,” Farrah admits.
In a clip of the star talking with a therapist during early seasons of Teen Mom OG, the doctor points out how Farrah’s experience put her in a uniquely difficult position. “You had the double whammy of becoming a new mom at the same time that you were grieving a loss,” the therapist pointed out. “Is your mom being helpful in that now?” she asks, to which Farrah replies, “No, not really.”
Although Farrah doesn’t suffer from many on-camera crying spells about Derek anymore, she reveals how much it affected her life at the time. “I used to get kicked out of class because I would be crying, and I had to be put on emotional medication because I was kind of losing it at times,” she admits. “That’s just a process some people go through.”
Farrah always owns her decisions, and she revealed that she’s happy she did what she needed to in order to cope. “I’m happy I didn’t suppress my emotions,” she reveals. “I really persevered through it all, and if I had to go to therapy seven days out of the week, I would definitely do that!”
You can watch Farrah’s full interview below.
Although not everyone agrees with Farrah’s life decisions, it’s easy to see that she’s in a much better place now than she was while adjusting to the loss of a loved one. She says, “I’m happy that I am healthy and strong, and I got my groove back finally.”
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